Denying the Antecedent Fallacy: Definition & Examples


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A typical if-then statement can BEST be described as:

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1. Which of the following is the antecedent in this statement: If I move to the ocean-side, then I can go swimming in the summer.

2. Which of the following involves the fallacy of denying the antecedent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use the worksheet and attached quiz to assess what you know about denying the antecedent fallacy. Specifically, you'll need to know things like how to describe 'if-then' statements and find antecedents in a proffered sentence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study tools will help you to:

  • Be able to recognize the fallacy of denying an antecedent
  • Use a given example
  • Determine sentences that accurately depict antecedents

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will conjoin the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on denying the antecedent
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about 'if-then' statements in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding antecedents represented in letter form

Additional Learning

To read more about denying the antecedent fallacy, this lesson has been constructed for your own benefit. The lesson is named Denying the Antecedent Fallacy: Definition & Examples. Once you have completed the lesson, you will have learned the following study points:

  • Be able to understand the 'cold weather argument'
  • Define conditional statement
  • Understand the placement of the consequent in an 'if-then' statement